…Not that we were going to let that stop us.
The next two leaves of the book can be taken together and it was these entries more than any others perhaps which gave us inkling that the book may be describing a ritual.
Leaves ‘Three’ and ‘Four’:
Certainly one of the things the Alchemists could seemingly never agree upon was the number of actual operations leading to the successful culmination of their art… Three, Five or Seven were the usual candidates but here in this ‘little book’ we had a possible solution to the conundrum and what is more, by giving these operations a spatial direction in the round, as it were, they had also been reduced to a whole.
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